About Us

HR Specialists, South Wales

We are a team of HR specialists that believe in your greatest asset – your employees. And we believe that with effective HR process, policies, strategy and support, you'll have a team that will result in a measurable contribution to your business.

Jayne Symons (Director)

Having worked at a senior level in manufacturing, retail and heavy industry sectors for 30 years, Jayne established Highfield HR in 2017. She did this with a desire to help business owners apply sound HR principles that would support the growth of their business, and their people. Combining strategic and operational HR expertise with a positive but practical approach, Jayne aims to add value to her clients.

Leanne Yau MCIPD (Director)

Leanne graduated in 2000 with a BA(Hons) Business Studies with Human Resource Management and went onto to gain her CIPD qualification. Leanne has over 13 years' experience of HR management in a chilled food manufacturing environment, and before that, in a retail environment. Leanne has extensive HR experience in leading and implementing HR initiatives. She has delivered organisation change projects, managed industrial action and has led the mass recruitment of over 500 employees for peak production (at one time!).

Judith Caddy (HR Consultant)

Judith joined Highfield HR in 2019 and brought with her 18 years of HR experience from a food manufacturing background where she was the HR Manager for over 1000 employees. Judith has a wealth of Employee relations experience and is highly skilled when it comes to complex case management. She has a proven track record of working in a faced paced and demanding environment and is enjoys applying her knowledge to support businesses.

Thea Cooks (HR Assistant)

Thea graduated from the University of the West of England in 2021 with a First-Class Honours in Law. She is currently studying on the Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University and will be completing an elective in Employment Law in 2022.   

Harriet Wensley (HR Assistant)

Harriet joined Highfield HR in 2021 after graduating from the University of South Wales with an MSc Human Resource Management degree.

Eleri Price (HR Assistant) 

Eleri joined Highfield HR at the start of 2022 after graduating from the University of South Wales with a BA in Business Studies and Human Resource Management. 

Connor Allison (Social Media Assistant)